2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Château de Beaucastel

One of the best examples made. Crunchy apples and peach skin, and wild field herbs. Green olives and anise. And a sense of brooding power. Delicious.

Critic score
93/100
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Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£53.08
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£318.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2029
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Organic
    Principally Organic
2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Château de Beaucastel

TASTING NOTES

Tasted prior to bottling, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc contains a whopping 80% Roussanne. There's 15% Grenache Blanc, with the balance being a blend of the appellation's various permitted white varieties. It's a rich, full-bodied example of white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with honeyed notes of pineapple, peach and citrus all playing leading roles, while a touch of anise appears on the lingering finish.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (August 2018)
(92—94)/100

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